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Running around doing nothing.

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at AARP

Pros

The benefits package is comparable to other large organizations. Very metro accessible, Nice offices.

Cons

Managers do not seem to know anything about the jobs their staff's do. Raises and promotions are given out to people that are friends with management. The organization reorganizes every year as a way to legally cut staff without firing them. Most staff is required to reapply for their jobs every year during these reorganizations. Management is never cut, only non manager and blue collar workers. Everything is designed to protect upper management and most of the important work is not being done anymore in favor of tap dancing for insurance company ads on their products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being paranoid if a person under you is doing good work. Promote people based on skill and experience rather than how often their managers eat lunch with them.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Direction unclear, managers often lack management skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP

    Pros

    There are many great employees here who do excellent work despite management.

    Cons

    managers who aren't proactive, don't contribute to professional development of their team, etc. numerous cost-cutting measures that negatively impact the quality of the workplace.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average. Lack of leadership hinders the organization to continue to be relevant in the future.

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues and work-life balance

    Cons

    Inept, ego driven senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide leadership driven by empirical creativity and selflessness.

    Disapproves of CEO
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